Thursday 30 March 2017

Obama half-brother marries 19-year-old

Ian O'Doherty Andrews in Nairobi

President Barack Obama's polygamist half- brother in Kenya has married a woman more than 30 years younger than him.

The 19-year-old's mother said yesterday that she was furious her daughter had quit school and married the 52-year-old.

Mary Aoko Ouma said her daughter tried to marry Malik Obama two years ago, but that she refused to give her permission.

Malik Obama, who is Muslim, has two other wives. Polygamy is legal in Kenya if it falls under religious or cultural traditions.

In an interview broadcast by a TV station that was filmed without his knowledge, Malik Obama says he married the 19-year-old but did not say when.

Irish Independent

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